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  1. Here are some snaps of our current 1/32 scale WW2 Pilots. https://www.facebook.com/Elan13-Miniatures-142358882597130/photos/pcb.1756486681184334/1756486527851016/ https://www.facebook.com/Elan13-Miniatures-142358882597130/photos/pcb.1756486681184334/1756486627851006/
  2. New in the Elan13 Miniatures range: RAF Pilot Mediterranean/North Africa WW2. 1/32 scale. £14.00 Part of our growing range of WW2 pilots. Available from www.elan13.co.uk
  3. New release from Elan13 Miniatures RAF Pilot With Dog WW2 1/32 resin figure £15.00 www.elan13.co.uk
  4. My apologies for lack of communication recently. Here is an update of recent releases in 1/32 from Elan13 Miniatures. I have also attached pics of two RAF figures to be released in Autumn. This will take the total of pilots in 1/48, 1/32 and 1/24 scale up to 44. www.elan13.co.uk
  5. Stormer, Thanks for getting back to me, I do appreciate it. I do take time to measure out proportions when I pose the mannequins prior to sculpting. I also usually use 360 degree photos of me in the pose too. Perhaps I have a big head in proportion to the rest of me I will continue to keep checking proportions when sculpting and look out for the observations you have made. I recently released the 100th Elan13 Miniatures figure hopefully more are right than not.
  6. Stormer, thank you for the feedback, I would be interested for you to elaborate more on the "off Proportion" of our figures. Anything that helps make the sculpting better is a good thing.
  7. Below are some snaps of Elan13 Miniatures new release. 'Are you going to throw that?' Luftwaffe pilot and dog WW2. 1/24th scale (75mm). Sculpted by Robert Lane, Prie £20.00 Box art by Edward Sage. Available from the website now.
  8. Thanks to Coogrfan for the link to the Elan13 Miniatures US Navy Pilot. We also Have a Fleet Air Arm figure for the Hellcat in 1/24. Both figures are £20 each and are available from the website http://www.elan13.co.uk
  9. I have now received the box art photos for the FAA Pilot from Mike Butler in New Zealand Both pilot are now available on the Elan13 Miniatures website. I hope this series of posts was of interest to LSP members.
  10. Here is the new 1/24th scale FAA pilot designed to go with the new Airfix Hellcat. More pictures are available on the Elan13 Miniatures site www.elan13.co.uk Sculpted by Robert Lane Painted by Mike Butler
  11. Hi Max, This is one of the resin castings painted by Edward Sage. He does most of the painting for the box labels for me. The FAA figure is currently being painted by Mike Butler in New Zealand.
  12. Thanks for the feedback. I'm not currently planning a seated version but could be persuaded if there is enough interest.
  13. After a long delay, here Is the first of the finished pilots. US Navy pilot, painted by Edward Sage. This figure is now available. I'm waiting for the box art for the FAA Pilot to arrive from New Zealand.
  14. Here is the first of two pilots we are producing for the new 1/24 Hellcat release by Airfix. US Navy/Marine pilot in flying gear. Resin kit Sculpted by Robert Lane Box Art Edward Sage Available from the Elan13 Miniatures website Price: £20.00
  15. New from Elan13 Miniatures German Two-seater crew WW1(1/32 scale) Pilot and Observer; as a set or singly. Available on the website now. Single figures £14.00 Set of two figures £22.00 Sculpted by Robert Lane Box art by Edward Sage
  16. Elan13 Miniatures New Release. Italian pilot WW1 1/32 scale Sculpted By Robert Lane Box Art by Edward Sage Available on the website now £14.00 Trade enquiries welcome
  17. Tim, at the moment the scanning isn't happening, but I will look into it further. However, more 1/32 RAF/FAA figures are planned.
  18. A quick Smudgysnapovision update on the 1/24 (75mm) Hellcat pilots. Below are some snaps of the castings, produced in the usual excellent way by MDP. Examples have winged their way to New Zealand and Hove for box art magic. Full release date is still on track for May. (Though I may have the odd pre-release at shows where the Elan13 Miniatures roadshow is in town.)
  19. Tim, Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend my club meeting. I will email my friend about 3D scanning this week.
  20. Hellcat Pilots build log. Part: The Last (sculpting) Things have advanced since part 4 and the final set of smudgy snaps show the two pilots primed and awaiting their final checks before heading off to sunny Newport for the Welsh Wizard (and Tom) at MDP to perform their moulding and casting magic on them. The Fleet Air Arm pilot now has two fleet air arms and his parachute has been added, carried over his shoulder. There were no real problems with this stage of the process. The US Navy pilot (who looks rather grumpy!) had to have his legs altered ( possibly why
  21. Max I'm afraid both the FAA and US Navy pilots will be in Newport on Tuesday in the queue to be cast into resin at MDP.
  22. Thank you for the feedback. That is the clamp I use, though mine is now covered in primer and has been baked in the oven a few times too! I hadn't thought about scanning masters and reducing them in scale. I am at my local club meeting this Thursday and there is a member I can ask about the viability of this. Max, The Mae West was sculpted in Magic Sculp because I didn't want to re-bake the figure after I had baked it for too long initially. The next instalment shows the arms, which are also sculpted in epoxy putty. This is because I currently use plastic tube for the m
  23. Hellcat Pilots build log part: The Fourth It was time to commit the body of the Fleet Air Arm pilot to the 'oven of terror ' (TM), so the clay could be baked before going on to the next stage. The title 'oven of terror' has nothing to do with the culinary skills of any member of the Lane family, but more to do with the feeling of nervousness I get when committing a clay master to the heating process. I had several problems with cracking when I initially used Bees Putty. However, after consulting others who had used the putty successfully, I learned that the trick was to leave the f
  24. Bryan, the two Hellcat pilots will become part of the Elan13 Miniatures range. The aim of this series is to show the different stages from concept, through sculpting to casting, box art and finally bringing a product to market. Yours Robert
  25. Thank you all for the further feedback. Tim; I'm using Bees Putty 100g, grey, tripple firm for these two figures. Max; For 1/32 figures wire around 0.50mm should do. I must admit for this project I used the wire that was wrapped around a roll of chicken wire that I bought! The key is enough rigidity balanced with enough flexibility.
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